The Egyptian security forces today destroyed a terrorist group that was planning to carry out operations against military and security sites in North Sinai.
Egyptian media quoted the Interior Ministry as saying in a statement today that "information was available to the national security sector about a group of terrorist elements in Jalbana area in North Sinai preparing and planning to carry out a series of hostilities towards the positions of the armed forces and the police. The presence of these elements ”.
The statement added that these terrorist elements were spotted in the area and surrounded by heavy gunfire towards the security forces who responded to them, killing them and finding a number of automatic weapons and ammunition, while one of the officers involved in the operation was injured.
The statement pointed out that another terrorist was also pursued in the same area and surrounded by his hiding place, where he opened fire towards the forces as they approached him and responded to him, killing him and injuring two officers and one of the individuals involved in the operation, while the terrorist was found in possession of a weapon and a quantity of ammunition.
The statement pointed out that "information and analysis indicates that terrorist elements receive missions from their fleeing leaders abroad to carry out terrorist operations within the framework of their destructive plans in conjunction with attempts to influence the morale of the armed forces and the police," pointing out that legal action is being taken on the two operations and the Supreme State Security Prosecution is investigating In them.
The Egyptian forces killed six terrorists during an exchange of fire inside the desert depth of the marine oases in the Western Desert in Egypt on the fifth of this month.
The Egyptian army has been waging a campaign to wipe out terrorists in the country, especially in the Sinai peninsula.
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